Category: Exercise

BH4BP #22 - Walking: An Exercise for Everyone
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BH4BP #22 – Walking: An Exercise for Everyone

Photo by Idol via Flickr Walking is a great activity for anyone wanting to get in shape. It is an exercise that almost anyone can do and doesn’t require any special equipment or memberships. All you need is comfortable walking shoes, a place to go walking and you are set. Now that I’ve reminded you […]

Are You Lifting Weights Correctly?
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Are You Lifting Weights Correctly?

Photo by jason.lengstrof via Flickr More and more people lift weights everyday.  What does that mean?  It means that more and more people are out there lifting weights incorrectly everyday.  That could be at the gym, or it could be at home.  Either way, those people are getting less out of their workouts than they […]

Strength Training: The Body You Have Always Wanted
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Strength Training: The Body You Have Always Wanted

Photo by Alex Castella via Flickr Want a nice firm, defined body?  If you answered yes to this question, then it is time to start strength training!  Strength training is important for a strong, healthy body and should always be a major component of any exercise program. What is strength training? Strength training is performing […]

Exercise Your Most Important Muscle!
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Exercise Your Most Important Muscle!

Photo by Zanastardust via Flickr We all know that exercise is important, but today I want to talk about a different kind of exercise. We all need a regular regimen of exercise to keep our muscles in tip top shape. However, we can’t forget the most important muscle that we have. I’m talking about your […]

How Much Exercise to Work Off That Pie?
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How Much Exercise to Work Off That Pie?

Photo by yoppy via Flickr A lot of people have been asking me how many calories they are burning doing certain exercises. Others have been asking me how many calories certain foods have. Well, I’ve listened and searched and found two exercise calculators that will answer some of your questions. First off, remember that when […]

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BH4BP #14 – Exercise Motivation and Injury Prevention

Why is it so hard for many of us to get motivated to exercise? In this week’s show, I explore that question in great depth. I discuss what motivation is, how attitude plays a role and what you can do to achieve a successful long-term exercise program.

Protect Your Breasts:  What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer
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Protect Your Breasts: What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

Image by AstraZeneca As research for a cure continues, the means of detecting and treating breast cancer continues to improve.  Outside of making donations or possibly becoming a doctor or scientist, that part is largely out of your control. What is under your control is understanding this disease, how you can minimize your risks and […]

Health Apps for the iPhone
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Health Apps for the iPhone

The long awaited Apple app store is here and it has a lot of wonderful things to offer. Since our iPhones are attached to our hips, why not put them to work to improve our health? The app store offers a wide range of free and low cost health apps. Having an iPhone and being […]

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BH4BP #10 – Wii Fit and Breakfast

This week, I start off the show by discussing whether the Wii Fit can actually get you fit. The Wii Fit is an exercise video game made by Nintendo for the Wii console. I go over what the Wii fit entails: the equipment used, what is measured and the exercise options available. Then I delve […]

It Doesn't Stop When the Workout's Over...
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It Doesn’t Stop When the Workout’s Over…

Getting the body that you want isn’t something that can be done in 30 minutes a day or even an hour. Most people think that they are done once the workout is over. That’s just not true. Working out is an important part of being healthy. However, there are three other key components to getting […]

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BH4BP #7 – Exercise Psychology, Salt and Coffee French Press

This week I start the show by discussing how exercise can have a positive effect on your mood. I talk about how neurotransmitters released in exercise can give us a sense of psychological well being. Exercise has been shown to combat depression, anxiety and insomnia. I mention some research findings that I found at www.balancelivingmag.com.

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BH4BP #6 – Sunscreen, Food Journal and Cigarette Smoke

As promised on show #5, I start this week’s show discussing some abdominal exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home.  I look at the traditional crunch, the bicycle crunch and the abdominal crunch on the exercise ball.

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BH4BP #5 – Flat Belly Diet and Losing Belly Fat

I start the show by giving you an update on trans fatty acids. On July 26, 2008 California became the first state to ban trans fats in restaurant. For more information, be sure to check out the nytimes.com.

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BH4BP #4 – Creating an Active Lifestyle and Diet Pills

This week I talk about how to be more active while at home, work or on vacation. I discuss ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine without every having to step into the gym.

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BH4BP #2 – Trans Fats, Longevity & Exercise in Hot Weather

In this week’s main topic I look at partially hydrogenated oils, also known as trans fats. I discuss why they are bad for you and what food products to stay away from.  I look at two articles related to this topic, one from webmd.com and the other from recoverymedicine.com .

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